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Quick Tips to Impress Your Boss

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in… Read more »

How to Ensure Your Temporary Employees are Productive and Efficient

When used strategically, temporary staffing can improve productivity, increase capacity to handle spikes in workload, and provide access to specialized skill sets – all without increasing your fixed expenses. To help ensure your temporary staff is as efficient and productive as possible, be sure to follow these 5 key steps: Step #1: Determine the type… Read more »

How Middle Tennessee Employers Can Identify High Performers

Superstars.  Overachievers.  High performers. Whatever you call them, you know your company’s success depends on hiring and retaining them.  The following list will help you identify what sets the best and brightest apart: They have found their focus.  High performers know their strengths and have found an expression for their talents in the workplace. They are… Read more »

Ways to Attract New Employment Talent to IT

The Bureau Labor Statistics reports that employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-18 decade (faster than the average for all occupations). However, due to a decline in the number of students enrolling in math, computer and science courses, employers may not find the qualified graduates they… Read more »

Using Social Networking to Help Your Job Search

Are you new to the world of social networking?  Looking for fresh ways to enhance your career prospects?  If so, use these quick tips to turn a social networking profile into a powerful career-building tool. Find the right site for your career interests.  Begin by browsing the different “networks” provided by major sites like LinkedIn and… Read more »

Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Have you ever bought something on impulse?  Ever wonder what attracted you to the item in the first place? Whatever the reason, something about the way that product was marketed created a strong attraction in you – strong enough to make you act. In many ways, job postings are a lot like the impulse items… Read more »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion

To get ahead in  this world, you have to “put your best foot forward.”  But, there’s a fine line between respectable self-promotion and shameless bragging.  So how do you use self-promotion to advance your career, without coming across as a show-off?  Use these quick tips to tactfully toot your own horn: Realize that context is everything. … Read more »

Why the Lowest Price isn’t Always the Best Value in Staffing

Most of us today are conditioned to look for the best possible price.  In most cases, this makes good economic sense.  But when it comes to staffing services, the company offering the lowest prices isn’t necessarily going to deliver the best value. Here are a few good reasons why shopping around for the lowest-priced temporary… Read more »

Tips for Creating an Empowered Workplace

As a manager, you know that empowered employees: have the authority, and take the initiative, to make sound business decisions; are energetic, passionate and committed to doing a great job; are creative and innovative problem solvers; continually strive to improve quality, productivity and morale; all because they feel personally rewarded for doing so. But while… Read more »

5 Ways to Ensure Your IT Project FAILS

IT projects can fail due to any number of reasons.  But most failures start with poor project management.  As a project manager, you’ll want to make sure you avoid these “5 keys to failure”: “Take as Much Time as You Need.” The more time you give to a project–the longer it will take!  Project managers… Read more »